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Veterans Affairs begins new focus on network cyber controls

Also in today’s Federal Newscast, does telework help or hurt diversity efforts? And was the Coast-Guard-connected couple in Hawaii in the spying business?

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Feds suspect espionage by former Coast Guardsman, spouse who lived under stolen identities

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VigilantAdam Darrah, director of intelligence services at ZeroFOX

Service members are the most frequent victims of identity theft

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$100,000 ID-theft scheme earns VA employee a 46-month federal prison sentence

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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, H&R Block signs are displayed in Jackson, Miss. The tax deadline does typically fall on April 15 but that’s a Sunday this year and Monday is Emancipation Day, a Washington D.C. holiday. That means that taxpayers nationwide get a little breathing room and have until Tuesday, April 17, to get the job done. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

IRS: Frequent data breaches make it ‘fundamentally more difficult’ to verify taxpayers

The IRS fights to stay at least one step ahead of the fraudsters that use stolen taxpayer credentials to file tax returns. But the frequency of data breaches…

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Mike Pompeo

State Dept. alerts employees about security breach of email system

In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department said the breach potentially exposed the personally identifiable information of about 1 percent of its…

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FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. The advocacy group  National Industries for the Blind filed a lawsuit Wednesday, May 24, 2017,  in U.S. District Court in Washington alleging the agency ignored a longstanding law when it changed contracting rules used for decades to give jobs to the blind. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Panel rules veterans may be able to file class action lawsuits against VA

In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Court of Appeals opens up the possibility for veterans to file suit collectively, instead of as individuals.

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